Cabinet Maker Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Cabinet Makers earn an average of $17.13 per hour. Total incomes of Cabinet Makers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $2K from bonuses and close to $9K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $25K and $55K. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Cabinet Makers report high levels of job satisfaction. More than a third enjoy medical while roughly one in six get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one in ten. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,490 - $68,400
(Median)
$25K
$41K
$68K
MEDIAN: $40,988
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$11.58 - $24.88
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$25,490 - $68,400  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,070  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $8,808  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,705 - $54,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $24.88  
   
Overtime
$16.99 - $34.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,070  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $8,808  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,705 - $54,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 614
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Job Description for Cabinet Maker

Cabinet makers work with a variety of materials, including wood, laminate, and steel. They work in both residential and commercial settings to build and install cabinetry and storage sections. In some situations, cabinet makers are also designers; in others, they are simply required to be able to read and follow blueprints and implement the vision of a designer or architect.

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Cabinet Maker Tasks

  • Trim and verify dimensions before fastening and adhering components; sanding, staining, sealing and painting surfaces; and adding hardware.
  • Cut and shape selected wood by operating power saws, planers, sanders, jointers, routers, and nailers.
  • Build cabinets with the aid of blueprints, specifications, and part calculations.
  • Prepare cost and time estimates in addition to conserving use of equipment and supplies.

Common Career Paths for Cabinet Maker


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For Cabinet Makers, progressing to a Construction Project Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Construction Project Manager can earn $70K annually. A common career progression for a Cabinet Maker is to become a Bench Carpenter Cabinetmaker or a Cabinetmaker Foreman. Compared to Cabinet Makers, the first group earns $2K more on average, and the second group earns $7K more.

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Cabinet Makers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Computer Aided Design, CNC/NC, Cabinetry Installation, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Machine Operation as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Assembler and Manufacturing Fabrication also typically command lower compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Cabinet Maker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $28K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $36K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Cabinet Makers make a median salary of $39K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $42K.

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"Other people are lazy."
There are very few skilled cabinet makers. Most supervisors have little experience in this field.

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Experience Affects Cabinet Maker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Cabinet Maker Salaries

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 4%

National Average
$37,000

CNC/NC
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Blueprints
up arrow 13%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 16%

Assembler
up arrow 20%

Machine Operation
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
medical benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 61%
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